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Fascism crushed by 0.6 percent
"This comprehensive defeat proves that fascism can never win, at least once postal votes are taken into account."
amusing  parody  worrying  politics  the-far-right  fascism  Europe  Austria  voting  democracy  elections 
may 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Case Against Male Suffrage
1. Because man’s place is in the army.
2. Because no really manly man wants to settle any question otherwise than by fighting about it.
amusing  not-actually-a-parody  sexism  oh-noes-misandy  equality  democracy  voting  USA 
november 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
UKIP's Clacton Candidate Says He Won't Stand Down For Douglas Carswell
'prominent local UKIP activists say there is no guarantee that the local association is willing to adopt Carswell as their official candidate.'
politics  UKIP  by-elections  democracy  UK  amusing 
august 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Town of Montezuma sues all of its voters over flawed election
All 65 of them. Maybe they'll go back to drawing straws to decide who's mayor
WTF  weird  USA  democracy 
august 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
New Statesman | Tactical voting against Ukip is bad news for Farage
The Newark by-election saw centre-left voters hold their noses and back the Tories to stop Ukip. 
politics  Westminster  by-elections  UKIP  tactical-voting  democracy  UK  Interesting  New-Statesman 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Can young people influence Government policy by voting? | ampp3d
Politicians woo the grey vote, because it makes a difference. They shit on the young people, because they don't vote.
voting  democracy  UK  westminster  benefits  age 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
PVP - show of hands
Pandas. The sharp end of democracy. Another webcomic relating to Russel Brand
amusing  voting  democracy  pandas  webcomics 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
UKIP Analysis
The electoral analysis behind the Telegraph story
westminster  UK  interesting  democracy  voting  statistics 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - European Court upholds UK political advert ban
'An attempt to allow US-style political advertising on British TV has failed after European judges ruled the UK's blanket ban did not breach free speech.'
thank-fuck-for-that  politics  news  advertising  money  UK  westminster  democracy 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
South Shields: Why bother with a by-election?
It's been Labour since 1935, and in that time, only one MP there has had a local connection, he was the only one from there to not become a cabinet minster.
posttofacebook  safe-seats  elections  UK  westminster  electoral-reform  interesting  democracy 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
All-women shortlists save Labour from near-total male domination
'Party will use female-only lists in choosing 52 parliamentary candidates – after men win 17 out of 18 open contests'
democracy  elections  labour  politics  sexism  uk  westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
US supreme court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act in southern states | Law | guardian.co.uk
'Case could end requirement for states with history of discriminatory policies to get federal approval for election laws'
history  politics  USA  bigotry  interesting  racism  democracy  voting  culture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS Reform, the bill "no one voted for"? No, not really. | Mat Bowles
'Saying "I disagree wtih this" is fine'… 'but saying "no one voted for it" is a blatant lie. 44% of voters in my constituency voted for a candidate backing these reforms. 39% did nationally.'
posttofacebook  democracy  Westminster  UK  healthcare  Conservative-party  medicine  politics  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political row
'Ms Lachowicz's liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW raise questions about her "fitness for office", [Maine Republicans] claim.'
posttofacebook  World-of-Warcraft  geeky  computer-games  culture  elections  democracy  Democrats  Republicans  USA  politics  dude...  wtf  what-the-everliving-fuck 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Future Projects - Angus Reid
'This project, built around the poem Call for a Constitution, stems from a personal quest to initiate a discussion around a constitution for Scotland.'
via-Danny-Zinkus  democracy  poetry  clever  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Liechtenstein referendum rejects curbs on royal powers
'even if voters had bucked tradition and opted to remove the royal veto, nothing much would have changed. "Oh I think the Prince wouldn't sanction that," she said. "He would use his veto, of course."'

Interesting comparisons to Lords Reform, I'd say.
posttofacebook  politics  political-reform  monarchy  Liechtenstein  Europe  democracy  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Emmeline Pankhurst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emmeline Pankhurst had ninja bodyguards. That is all.

'She tried to evade police harassment by wearing disguises and eventually the WSPU established a jujutsu-trained female bodyguard squad to physically protect her against the police.'
posttofacebook  post  ninjas  history  fairness  democracy  Westminster  sexism  awesome  amusing 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Does House of Lords reform affect Conservative election hopes? | Unlock Democracy
Conservatives: "Waaah! We lost votes! Lords reform is awful!"

And then you look at the polling numbers, and see their polling numbers were dropping for over a month and a half before that, due to the Murdoch/Brooks links, the Budget, the Health and Social Care Bill, the Jeremy Hunt stuff…
Lords  Lord-Reform  image  Conservatives  Westminster  democracy  elections  interesting 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Romney campaign spent $18.50 per vote - CNN
Romney spent a total of $76.6 million, far more than any other campaign. That total is, for example, more than the combined spending of Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
Republicans  democracy  2012-Presidential-Elections  USA  money  interesting 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Police commissioner elections: Millions without internet 'miss out'
"Only providing information about PCC candidates on a central website will disproportionately affect groups that have low levels of internet access, such as the elderly and those who live in rural areas."
posttofacebook  UK  democracy  elected-police-commisioners  information  fairness  internet  technology  politics  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Labour peer advises David Cameron against Lords reform bill | Politics | The Guardian
'David Cameron's chances of getting his next legislative programme through the Lords later this year are "zero to slim" if he presses ahead with a bill introducing an elected second chamber, Lady Royall, the Labour leader of the Lords, has said.'

Ah, so it's not about the individual bits of legislation, it's about saving their own hides…
UK  posttofacebook  politics  democracy  interesting  House-of-Lords 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Mandarins 'freeze out' Alex Salmond' s civil servant from independence talks - Telegraph
'permanent secretaries from all the Whitehall departments no longer discuss Scotland if Sir Peter Housden, the Scottish Executive’s permanent secretary, is present.'
posttofacebook  news  democracy  fairness  politics  Scottish-independence  Scotland  UK  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
No Devo-Max says Cameron - even if Scots vote for it
'UK Prime Minister David Cameron has flatly ruled out any extension to tax raising [or benefits system] powers for Scotland beyond the proposals contained in the Scotland Bill which is currently going through the Westminster Parliament.'
David-Cameron  news  democracy  independence  SNP  Scottish-independence  Scotland  politics  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tory grumblers told to fall in line over Lords reform
'because the policy was in the party's general election manifesto, the constitutional reform minister has said'
democracy  Westminster  UK  reform  politics  interesting  House-of-Lords 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Apparently there's no interest in Lords reform. Despite over 4k people responding through one organisation alone on that subject
Lord-Reform  democracy  UK  comment  Unlock-Democracy  politics  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why Norway is not a democracy according to Fox News - YouTube
"… I understand many of your police officers don't even carry guns, I don't know that that neccessarily speaks that it's a democracy…"
wtf  Fox-News  stupidity  democracy  Norway  terrorism  guns-guns-guns  what-the-everliving-fuck  dude?  politics 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nick Clegg makes U-turn over voter registration | Politics | The Guardian
'The deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, is to undertake a hasty U-turn by dropping plans to make it easier for voters not to register to vote, following complaints that millions of voters might drop off the register.'
politics  democracy  interesting  good-news-everyone!  the-coalition  Lib-Dems  news 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
ERS should go back to the future | Reform Groups Network
Should the Electoral Reform Society be specifically committed to only Single Transferable Vote? Or are other options for reform acceptable?
democracy  voting 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Reading Politics · New Briefing Paper on House of Lords Reform
Quick discussion of some of the exaggerations and issues with the reform of the House of Lords, and a link to a longer paper on such.
Lords  democracy  interesting  politics  fallacies 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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